The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award recognizes a community organization that has developed, implemented and delivered an innovative literacy program that has made a tremendous impact in its community, in hopes it can be translated for other community organizations to adapt. The top award provides $20,000, and up to four other submissions may be selected to receive $5,000 each.
The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding achievement in workplace literacy and essential skills in a workplace. The award is named in honour of ABC Life Literacy Canada board member and former Chair, Dr. Alan Middleton.
ABC Life Literacy Canada commissioned Canadian crystal artist and designer Mark Raynes Roberts to develop the award for The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award. Mark Raynes Roberts is a world-renowned designer and crystal artist, whose crystal art pieces have been presented to royalty and global leaders in business, the arts, sports and sciences. Much of his artistic work has been concerned with human transcendence over adversity and the universality of human striving and challenge. For more information, please visit www.markraynesroberts.com.